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Porthouse Theatre

Address: Cleveland, OH 44242
Phone Number: 330-672-3884
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Ranked #42 of 73 Attractions in Cleveland
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Akron, OH
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Porthouse Theater has a partnership with Kent State University and produces really good open air theater shows during the summer months. Our favorite was "The Importance of Being Earnest", which we took our younger kids to see and we all loved it! Looking forward to 2014's schedule and a return to al fresco theater!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Saw a performance of Fiddler on the Roof which was very well done, good cast and music. Very professional and great atmosphere. This was my first visit and I was very pleasantly surprised. Will definitely plan to see a performance next summer.

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Auburn Twp., OH
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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Kent State theater groups always put on a spirited fun show. We've seen quite a few over the years and always leave with a good feeling about waht we just saw. It's fun to go with a group of people and picnic before the show. The new fans they added above the seating area this year have really improved... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I went to Porthouse theatre for the first time in Aug 2012. The sound of music was the best show I have seen in awhile. It is a cozy outdoor theatre and even though it holds about 500, everything is visible and the sounds are excellent. The concessions are good and the staff is friendly and the cast comes out... More 

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Randolph, Ohio, USA
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Good to bring a picnic for dinner beforehand. Outdoor venue, dress appropriately for the temperature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Each summer, the theater arts department of Kent State University stages 3 plays at Porthouse. Most of the actors are graduate students at Kent and a few are seasoned professionals. The theater is located adjacent to Blossom Music Center and is an outdoor facilty with a roof and padded seats. No air conditioning so nearly everyone dresses very casually. Bring... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

A great theater open to the summer night. It's a great drive out through the Cuyahoga Valley from Cleveland. You can enjoy a picnic dinner on the park-like grounds, and then enjoy what is generally quality theater.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

They do plays a year,usually musicals,in a very nice outdoor theatre setting. Good value for a professional production.

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Columbus, Oh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

You can bring or buy a picnic dinner before the show. Great training theatre troop. Outdoor facility, but under cover and padded seats.

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